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December 31, 2012
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  • Intel moves closer to launching its TV service
    Intel is preparing to roll out its virtual cable television service and set-top box on a city-by-city basis, writes Josh Constine. The slow rollout is a tactic for dealing with potential licensing problems, according to a source. One rumored feature would take on the DVR by allowing subscribers to watch any programming aired in the last month, Constine writes. TechCrunch (12/29), The Wall Street Journal (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Addressing Security Challenges with LTE
With more IP connectivity, more traffic, more bandwidth, more apps and new protocols like SIP and diameter, LTE provides new security challenges for mobile operators. Among the tools to deal with it are better leveraging of security policy and service chaining. Download F5's infographic for a snapshot of new LTE security challenges and how to address them.

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10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

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  • Federal judge blocks streaming-TV sites over copyrights
    A federal judge in California has ordered Aereokiller and other online sites owned by Alki David to stop streaming live signals from the four major broadcast networks even though a New York court had earlier cleared another firm -- Barry Diller's Aereo -- to provide a similar service. The Los Angeles judge ruled that Aereokiller had violated copyright regulations, terming its transmission "public performances" in contrast to the New York federal court's opinion that Diller's service offered a private performance similar to Cablevision Systems' network DVR. Multichannel News (12/28), Variety (subscription required) (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Technology Trends 
 
  • A forecast on health IT
    Software-as-a-service, bring-your-own device policies and telehealth applications are likely to drive health IT innovations and create headaches around data security and patient privacy, Brian Horowitz writes. "The tools available to manage those devices and ensure that they meet compliance and security requirements will become much better in 2013," says Dennis Schmuland of Microsoft. eWeek (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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  • Analysis: Important trends for carrier Ethernet in 2013
    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will release a standard for 400 gigabits-per-second Ethernet networking in 2013, Craig Matsumoto writes in this analysis. Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certifications are expected next month, and the Metro Ethernet Forum is expected to address Ethernet services on clouds provided by carriers in 2013, he adds. Light Reading (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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